Z 1/14/22 Advanced Pediatric Gait

LIVE DATE: January 14, 2022

NOTE: The prerequisite for this course is to have attended a Pediatric Gait course facilitated by Elaine Owen, MSc, SRP, MCSP in the past.

DESCRIPTION: This online live course is intended primarily for pediatric physical therapists and orthotists with a working knowledge of pediatric gait assessment. This online course will provide an in-depth analysis of “AFO footwear combination” design to optimize gait. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss videos and the surrounding clinical decision-making skills involved in gait analysis and orthotic design. Elaine’s algorithms will be extensively reviewed through video examples. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to apply the principles directly into their working practice. This is an advanced course and you must have attended Elaine Owen's OSKAR pediatric Gait Training course as a pre-requisite.

FACULTY: Elaine Owen, MBE, MSc, SRP, MCSP. She is ESMAC trained in Clinical Gait Analysis. For over 20 years she has used a video vector gait laboratory at Bangor Child Development Centre, UK for gait analysis, and orthotic and physical therapy management of children and adults.  

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify, Distinguish and Discuss the kinematics and kinetics of pathological gaits, gait deviations at segments and joints and categorization of pathological gaits by segment deviation.
  • Distinguish and Defend the assessments required to determine the optimum sagittal angle of the ankle in an AFO.
  • Demonstrate the use of a clinical algorithm to determine the optimum ankle angle in an AFO during patient case examples and live patient gait analyses.
  • Integrate designing, aligning and tuning concepts and the use of an algorithm to determine optimum prescriptions for a variety of patient case examples
  • Demonstrate use of an algorithm for designing, aligning and tuning AFO Footwear Combinations to determine the optimum prescriptions for patients during live gait analysis and tuning sessions.
  • Discuss and Defend the essential concepts of the Optimal Segmental Kinematics and Alignment approach to Rehabilitation (OSKAR)
  • Describe, Discuss and Design OSKAR functional gait training and motor learning programs for standing and walking with AFO Footwear Combinations

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LIVE OFFICE HOUR OPTIONS (For On-Demand Participants Only!)

Office Hours | Live Q&A Session | Monday, January 17, 2022 – 3:00 - 4:00 pm Central Time Zone (the US and Canada). Please refer to this world clock to check your time zone.


This course is intended primarily for pediatric physical therapists, orthotists, orthopedic consultants, and pediatricians. It is also useful to those working with adults.


During the online portion of the course, participants must sign in and complete an online evaluation. On-Demand Content must be completed by Jan 21. 



Physical Therapy

This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 6.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069 

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 6.5 contact hours.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 6.5 CE Hours. Approval #5326 and Approval Period 1/14/2021-1/13/2022

On-demand content is not eligible for Minnesota PT credit. 

The following states require continuing education units or contact hours with no state-specific approval: CT, IA, and WA.


This program has applied for up to 6.5 credits through the American Board for Certification in O&P (ABC) for Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, and Orthotic Fitters and Pedorthists. Full participation in this program is required to be eligible for the full amount of credits. 

On-demand content is not eligible for ABC credit. 

Illinois Early Intervention

The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved the Advanced course for EI credential credit in the area of  3.0 - Assessment, 1.0 - Atypical Development, 2.0 – Intervention, 1.0 - Typical Development.



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